Capital of Culture 2025: Artwork by Cragg moves to the Ore Mountains

The almost four meter high and three tonne bronze sculpture "Stack" by the sculptor Tony Cragg now adorns the spa gardens of Bad Schlema in the Ore Mountains.

Capital of Culture 2025: Artwork by Cragg moves to the Ore Mountains

The almost four meter high and three tonne bronze sculpture "Stack" by the sculptor Tony Cragg now adorns the spa gardens of Bad Schlema in the Ore Mountains. The work from 2019 will be inaugurated on Saturday afternoon and is part of the "Purple Path" - an art and sculpture course for the European Capital of Culture 2025. In its form, it is reminiscent of the depiction of raised earth on the middle panel of the Annaberg mountain altar from the 16th century, clarified Curator Alexander Ochs the connection to the region. The sculpture stands near a former shaft where uranium was once mined for the Soviet Union.

The sculptor Tony Cragg, born in Liverpool, England, in 1949, lives and works in Wuppertal (North Rhine-Westphalia). He taught at the Düsseldorf Art Academy for many years and his works were shown at international art shows. With his foundation, he runs the renowned Waldfrieden sculpture park in Wuppertal, where works by other important artists are shown alongside his own works.

The "Purple Path" is one of the flagship projects of the European Capital of Culture 2025 and is intended to attract interested people to the Chemnitz area with international art. 38 municipalities are involved. More than 70 sculptures and installations by artists from more than 40 nations are planned.

This started in mid-August with the unveiling of the work "Include me out" by the Saxony-born sculptor and painter Friedrich Kunath. More works of art are to follow later this year, for example by Richard Long, Tanja Rochelmeyer and Carl Emanuel Wolff.

Art Project "Purple Path"

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